Posts tagged as: Sprint

T-Mobile – MetroPCS deal finalizes, Deutsche Telekom takes majority stake in the fusion

T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS have struck a deal on a merger under the supervision of T-Mobile’s parent company Deutsche Telekom. The European telecommunications giant will own majority of the stake in the merged business. The deal was announced on Tuesday. Deutsche Telekom will grab 74 percent stake in the merger while MetroPCS Communications owners will […]

Cable TV operator plan to increase WiFi hotspots in the US

Cable television companies plan to expand their business in the WiFi networks all over the US. In a recent statement, the consortium is expected the increase the number of WiFi hotspots to 100,000 at the end of this year. Companies like Comcast, Bright House Networks, Cox Communications, Cablevision Systems and Time Warner Cable will jointly […]

Apple’s LTE-supportive iPhone 5 outlines new game plans among US-carriers

Apple’s new iPhone 5 will spring a cut throat competition in the US, where wireless carriers are going one another tooth and nail. The new handset fresh from Cupertino has 4G LTE wireless technology support and the likes of AT&T, Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless are marketing their services to be superior. Although the main […]

Verizon increases this year dividends by 3 percent due to higher growth rate

Verizon Communications, the parent company of Verizon Wireless, said in a statement that it will pay $2.06 of dividend per share this year; that is 3 percent increase in the previously announced profit per share. The main reason for the increase in dividend, according experts is the increasing profitability in the wireless networks. Smartphone and […]

Why do wireless networks not interoperate with each other? – Part 1

Different wireless carriers use different spectra to connect the users to their communications networks and the internet. However, due to cut-throat competition in the market, these carriers lock the network-issued devices to limit their functionalities only to their own networks. The lack of inter-operability on other carriers is becoming a growing concern of the users […]

Why do wireless networks not interoperate with each other? – Part 2

This poses a threat for regional operators in the US. Every band, be it 700 MHz or 1900 MHz, is now a stronghold of one or two operators, whereas the smaller fish have to fight on the leftovers. Experts around the world have beseeched the operator to allow interoperability for users to roam on other […]

New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman files lawsuit against Sprint Nextel for failing to pay taxes – Part 1

New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman filed a lawsuit against Sprint Nextel in New York for the allegedly unpaid sales taxes to the State and the city. The Attorney General followed the whistleblower lawsuit filed in March, 2012 against the cellphone carriers. According to Schniederman, Sprint failed to report the collection and payment of sales […]

New York Attorney General Eric Schniederman files lawsuit against Sprint Nextel for failing to pay taxes – Part 2

“This complaint is without merit and Sprint categorically denies the complaint’s allegations,” the company said in a statement. “We have collected and paid over to New York every penny of sales taxes on mobile wireless services that we believe our customers owe under New York state law. “With this lawsuit, the Attorney General’s office is […]

One reason for Sprint’s slow progress: Apple – Part 1

There have been a number of victims to the attractive yet intimidating technology (s) from the Cupertino-based Apple, Inc. over the last one decade. In a nutshell, only Microsoft has survived the head-to-head battle with Steve Jobs and company over the last couple of decades. However, this year’s victim is not a software company but […]

One reason for Sprint’s slow progress: Apple – Part 2

Over the years there have been a number of competitors who thought they could beat Apple to the punch but just because they thought that, the very opposite happened. Hewlett-Packard, one of the Silicon Valley giants plunged into the smartphone business in 2010 when they bought the already beleaguering handheld operating system developers, Palm. However, […]

Google Wallet: Will it be a success in the near future? – Part 1

Google, Inc. has a tradition of getting off to a flimsy start. There are numerous examples in the more-than-a-decade long history of the company but it has succeeded in those ventures where it plans to stick its head in. However, the recent endeavour undertaken by Google has taken more toll on its capital than any […]

Google Wallet: Will it be a success in the near future? – Part 2

Basically Google Wallet is an application preinstalled in Google’s mobile operating system, Android. As of yet, there are only two smartphones that have adorned the application, Samsung Galaxy Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In addition to the application, the service also needs near-field-communication (NFC) chip in the handset that is only available in scant […]


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